Fleetwood Mac - Top 5 Songs

Following Fleetwood Mac's successful 2013 tour, we choose our top 5 songs from the band:

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5: Landslide (from 'Fleetwood Mac’ 1975)

Oh, what a beauty. This track has been covered by all and sundry, including Dixie Chicks, Smashing Pumpkins and the Glee cast, but it’s the original that wins out every time.

Released in 1975, it didn’t appear to make much of an impact at the time but its strength has been in its longevity - despite is subdued, regretful tone, Stevie Nicks was only in her mid-20s at the time of writing, which goes to prove the best songwriters are just born full of woe.

4: Think About Me (from 'Tusk' 1979)

Taken from the band's 1979 album Tusk, Think About Me  was written by Christine McVie, who re-joined the band briefly for their 2013 tour. It’s simple, straightforward - and doesn’t cover any of the tensions that existed within the band at the time! 

4: Think About Me (from 'Tusk' 1979)

Taken from the band’s 1979 album Tusk, Think About Me  was written by Christine McVie, who recently re-joined the band briefly for their 2013 tour . It’s simple, straightforward - and doesn’t cover any of the tensions that existed within the band at the time! 

 

3: Second Hand News (from 'Rumours' 1977)

This album opener tricks you - if you don’t listen closely, you’d be forgiven for thinking this is an upbeat, carefree song written by the best of buddies. But it’s not; its lyrics are full of pain and suffering, highlighted perfectly by Lindsey Buckingham’s finale, “one thing I think you should know, I ain't gonna miss you when you go, been down so long, I've been tossed around enough".  

2: Dreams (from 'Rumours' 1977)

Surely one of the most-played Fleetwood Mac songs? It’s no secret that Stevie Nicks wrote this whilst her relationship with Lindsey Buckingham was falling apart and we’re sorry to say that their suffering was, in the long-run, our gain. 

 

1: Go Your Own Way (from 'Rumours' 1977)

Let’s face it; there wasn’t going to be another song at number one, was there? We love Go Your Own Way  at Smooth and we’re not ashamed to admit it. The song pretty much sums up the whole Rumours album; it's bitter, it's public, it's a full-on airing of dirty laundry for all to see and hear. We defy anyone to suggest a more worthy number one than this superb effort. 

So, did we get it right? Our what your Fleetwood Mac Top 5 look completely different? Let us know either way by leaving a comment!

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Rock band Fleetwood Mac formed in London in 1967 and achieved much of their success in the 1970s and 1980s.

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